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Welcome to Wisconsin Rapids ...

The city of Wisconsin Rapids is located in Wood County and is the County Seat for Wood County.

A typical abbreviation for Wisconsin Rapids: Wisconsin Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Wisconsin Rapids has a population of 17,887 people<1> (see below for details).

Wisconsin Rapids is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Wisconsin Rapids lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wisconsin Rapids: (715) & (534)<3>

The ZIP codes for Wisconsin Rapids: 54494-54495<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wisconsin Rapids had a population of 18,367 people (which is 24.57% of the total population of Wood County). This makes Wisconsin Rapids the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wisconsin Rapids represents 0.32% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,367 people, the population of Wisconsin Rapids has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 18,435 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Wisconsin Rapids had an population of 17,887 people. This is a decrease of 2.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.97% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

Communities near Wisconsin Rapids ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wisconsin Rapids and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Grant   [Map]   1,948   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,428   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nekoosa   [Map]   2,443   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Plover   [Map]   1,729   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,552   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rome   [Map]   2,712   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wisconsin Rapids. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wisconsin Rapids. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wisconsin Rapids.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wisconsin Rapids:

Websites for Wisconsin Rapids ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Wisconsin Rapids. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wisconsin Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wisconsin Rapids.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wisconsin Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wisconsin Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wisconsin Rapids includes: 54494 & 54495.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Wisconsin Rapids. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wisconsin Rapids) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wisconsin Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wisconsin Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Rapids. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3881, Longitude: -89.8172     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wisconsin Rapids.